The most valued skill for a data analyst is typing skills. So, you have to become pretty much faster with an accuracy of typing and completing daily targets. Anyone can improve their raw speed by ignoring mistakes and typos. Speed is the only a useful metric if the text produced is correct and does not need a great deal of revision and correction. Assuming accuracy, what is an acceptable speed?

According to available research competitive speeds for numeric data entry are generally around 10,000 KPH (Keystrokes per hour) often as high as 12,000 KPH. As the KPH metric becomes more common, text data entry operators are now asked to have speeds of about 7,000 KPH as it is commonly accepted that text elements slow down data entry in general.

Test Yourself

For knowing your speed and accuracy there are online sites and games where you can check your typing speed and its frequency. A data entry test allows you to calculate your words per minute typing speed. Setting a particular timing is a must to analyze your typing skills. People tend to underestimate the value of typing speed and data entry skills, as they are not aware of their importance. If you aim for more accurate data entry skills, fast typing speed is a must. Once you manage to complete your desired work in a lesser time span due to faster typing speed, you manage to save a significant amount of time and make a room for other tasks.

Get On the Chair Properly

Sitting properly will not only help with health but also it will increase the productivity of your work. This must be taken as a self-care responsibility where sitting 10 plus hours is our work style. You should rest your hands in the right place on the keyboard and adjust your chair height according to the eye level of the computer screen. Make sure you’re typing on an office desk, not a dinner table or coffee table because bad posture can strain your neck and back. The right chair should be an office chair with armrests which is usually available at every office. There is a detailed study given by health experts and doctors that says, how should we sit for loner time of work hours.

Try to avoid sitting for more than one hour and take a break of 5 minutes after each one hour. It will look like time waste but it is not because breaks are where you regain your energy so that you can restart your work as fresh.

Keep a Journal

Keep track of your historic typing speed by recording it in a journal. Take regular breaks in between typing tests. If you’re not a professional typist you can easily injure yourself by typing too long. A beginner should start with short typing tests. As you gain accuracy, speed, and stamina then move on to longer sessions of typing practice.

Let’s just focus on the smart things that will help you become a skilful data analyst.